Digestive System

Acidophilus bacteria

Written by Ann Winters

Acidophilus bacteria are a type of beneficial bacteria that normally lives in the human intestines.

The number of organisms may run in the hundreds of millions. In a natural synergistic relationship, the orgasms stay and feed and create a number of essential elements for the human body. For example, the byproduct of bacteria is Vitamin K, among others. In addition, bacterial like acidophilus, may perform as an antimicrobial, keeping harmful organisms and other harmful bacteria away.

Often times, acidophilus may be described as a “probiotic” substance which is used to describe medicinally helpful organisms. Studies have determined that such “beneficial” bacteria prevent different types of diseases including cancer, Crohn’s disease, or other digestive disorders. In fact, bacteria often serve to help break down nutrients and carbohydrate that the upper digestive system cant breakdown. The ability to break down carbohydrates and fatty acids assist in the process of digestion and nutrient absorption.

Further, beneficial bacteria like acidophilus, fights off harmful bacteria as well as heal intestinal damage. Acidophilus also form to protect the intestinal lining, from cancer cells, damage from harsh foods, chemicals, and orgasms that may be harmful.

Antibiotics taken for an illness works to kill off the harmful bacteria in the body. However, the antibiotics can also kill “beneficial” bacteria as well, leaving the body susceptible to infection and a reduction in vitamins. Often, healthcare professionals will recommend taking supplements or eating foods that contain acidophilus, such as yogurt.

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